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Written by Batton Lash, art by Bill Galvan.

The school year winds down and so does the "Freshman Year Saga" in this thrilling conclusion! "Freshman Year: Spring Term": As the first year of high school winds down, the teens anticipate the summer breakŠ but not before having a "Spring Formal" to send off the school year. But a few uninvited guests have crashed the dance ­ an unwelcome band of bikers who have an axe to grind with the school, especially a freshman named Archie! Who are they and what is their problem? Plus, the spy in Riverdale is finally revealed. Will Mr. Weatherbee prevail?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.


Written by Jane Smith Fisher, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Battle of the Bands, Part Two": In the aftermath of their rockin' contest performance, the Archies face a new challenge: a sponsor who will only cover half their prize travel expenses! Now the group must get jobs quickly to raise the money... except Reggie and Veronica of course, who are riding on their parents' dimes. But will that free ride last? The rockers learn a valuable lesson about earning their own "fun money"... and the value of good work ethics in the process! Not to mention how important it is to help those in need.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 12.


Written by Mike Pellowski and various, art by Randy Elliott, Tim Kennedy and various.

"Dream Scene": What's the perfect remedy to being stuck in class on a cold winter day? When you're Archie, it's daydreaming of beach balls and bikinis, of course! "Stop Watch": Mr. Weatherbee welcomes the inevitable first mishap of the semester ­ once Archie, Jughead and Reggie get in trouble, the school year can officially begin! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

88 pages, $2.49, in stores on Nov. 19.


Written by George Gladir, Mike Pellowski, Dexter Taylor and various, art by Tim Kennedy, Pat Kennedy, Taylor and various.

"The Voting Game": It's a case of dueling campaign posters when Archie and Reggie run against one another for class president. "Fame Game": Archie learns that fame is fleeting when he fumbles a football. Also: Little Archie and his friends are back in "The Riverdale Elementary School Musical": Little Archie and his friends prove that high schoolers aren't the only ones who can put on musicals in this tuneful tale! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.69, in stores on Dec. 3.

BETTY #177

Written by George Gladir and Mike Pellowski, art by Stan Goldberg.

"The Big Battle": Betty and her friends compare their energy conserving dates... and how their boyfriends did or didn't comply! "Down Memory Lane": Thumbing through her diary takes Betty back to Christmas when she was 9 years old. "Secret Shopper": Tired of all the attention Veronica draws when they go shopping together, Betty decides to make a solo shopping trip... and has all the sales clerks competing to sell something to "Veronica's friend!" "The Dilemma": Can Betty find a way to get her boyfriends Archie and Adam to see eye-to-eye?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Dec. 3.


Written and art by Dan Parent.

"Jingles All the Way": The Sugar Plum fairy is convinced that Betty and Veronica are being manipulated by Archie; while Jingles the Elf thinks Archie would be better off without the girls. They each decide to take matters into their diminutive hands -- by adopting human forms to distract the teens! Will their diversions dismantle the love triangle for good, or will there be a merry... and romantic... Christmas for everyone after all?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 19.


Written by Barbara Slate, George Gladir and various, art by Pat Kennedy, Jeff Shultz and various.

"The Present": Betty tries to live for the "here and now," but Veronica is only interested in it "every now and then!" "The Party": After accidentally gobbling up goodies meant for the Orphanage Christmas party, Jughead finds a way to redeem himself and keep the Christmas spirit alive. Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

88 pages, $2.49 in stores on Nov. 12.


Written by Dan Parent, Mike Pellowski, Dexter Taylor and various, art by Parent, Stan Goldberg, Taylor and various.

"Back to Basics": Cheryl gets a surprise visit from her friends from Pembrooke Academy... and that's not all that's returning... by story's end, there just may be a "reversal of fortune" for the whole Blossom family, and perhaps a new beginning, too! "Girls' Night Out": With their boyfriends otherwise engaged, Betty, Veronica, Midge and Nancy plan a girls' night out... but plans are made to be broken! Will the gal pals get a chance to bond, or will the boys get back in the picture? Also: Little Betty in "A Real Sport": Little Betty becomes a gridiron gal and helps the boys defeat the South Side Serpents in a football face-off! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.69, in stores on Nov. 26.


Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"On Demand": For his mother's birthday, Jughead creates a coupon book filled with chores he'll do for her ­ but when it falls into the wrong hands (namely, Reggie's), Jughead finds himself toiling for everyone but his mother! "Knees Freeze": Shorts in the winter? It could only be Jughead! "The Hideaway": Jughead loves napping on sofas and sleeping on beds... wait until he discovers sofa beds!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.


Written by Mike Pellowski and various, art by Fernando Ruiz, Stan Goldberg and various.

"Pizza and Good Cheer!": Take Jughead, some pizza pies, a giving heart, mix it up with good cheer and what have you got? A yuletide tale that will warm your heart... and your belly! "Tree Fortified": Archie searches for the perfect Christmas tree, but the only problem is the perfect Christmas tree is also the perfect cover for woodland creatures! Plus: Other new and classic tales! Bonus: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

176 pages, $3.69, in stores on Nov. 12.


Written by Tania del Rio, art by Lindsey Cibos and Jim Amash.

"The Final Battle, Part 1": The countdown to the 100th issue continues... and so do the preparations for battle, as enemies are revealed and new allies arise! With the Magic Realm dying and Hemlock revealed as a traitor, Sabrina takes her rightful place as one of the Four Blades. They band with Batty Bartholomew and all the ex-Blades, and even Hilda, Zelda and Salem join the cause. Sabrina, Shinji, Llandra and Narayan also seek out the Four Elementals and convince them to join up through a series of tests. Vosblanc, meanwhile, prepares his own army and gets members of the Magic Council to side with him. Battle lines are drawn, and tensions rise in this thrill-packed issue!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.


Written by Mike Gallagher, Ken Penders, Kent Taylor and Mike Kanterovich, art by Art Mawhinney, Patrick Spaziante, Ken Penders, Harvey Mercadoocasio and Rich Koslowski, cover by Patrick Spaziante.

The new series of sonic collections featuring classic tales from Sonic Super Specials continues! Following in the smashing success of the Sonic Archives series, Archie continues the proud tradition of reprints with Sonic Select! These fully restored and re-mastered 6x9 inch graphic novels feature the best stories taken from the original Sonic Super Specials! Volume 2 presents stories from such classic specials as "Knuckles' Chaotix", "Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles", "Mecha Madness", and "Sonic Live!" Now these hard-to-find stories are conveniently collected in this handsome volume, allowing fans from today and yesterday to add to their stash of Sonic comics, or start a whole new collection! Join the fun and become a part of Archie-Sonic history!

128 pages, $11.95, in stores on Nov. 19.


Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yrdley and Jim Amash, cover by Yardley and Jason Jensen.

"Otherside, Part Two": Sonic's plan to find help on the mirror world of Moebius backfired and now he's fighting for his life! Back home, the Suppression Squad has had enough ­ but are two teams enough to stop King Scourge? All this, plus you won't believe who makes his big debut this month! Surprises abound in this issue!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 12.


Written by Ian Flynn, art by Steve Butler and Terry Austin, cover by Patrick Spaziante.

"Big Trouble in Little Station Square, Part Two": Look out below! Vectorzilla is on a rampage ­ or is he? When a super-sized Bokkun shows up to save the day, things go from bad to worse! It's up to Sonic and Espio to find the cure before G.U.N. steps in.

32 pages, $2.25, in store on Nov. 26.

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